§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) if asylum seekers who are currently enrolled on Government-funded training courses remain eligible to receive the full training allowance(a) if they are in-country asylum seekers, (b) if their application for asylum is refused and (c) while awaiting the outcome of an appeal; and if she will make a statement; 
(2) if (a) future in-country asylum applicants and (b) asylum seekers whose application has been refused will remain eligible for training for work after obtaining permission to work; in what circumstances they will be entitled to receive a training allowance; and how the training allowance will be calculated. 
§ Mr. Paice
Eligibility for Government-funded training programmes, and for training allowances, is a matter for the Department for Education and Employment.
Asylum seekers remain eligible for Government-funded training programmes while they retain the Home Office's permission to work in the United Kingdom. They must fulfil the other eligibility criteria for those programmes which apply to all UK residents. Asylum seekers receive training allowances on the same basis as other trainees.